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UK plans rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan

Posted By admin On May 24, 2010 @ 10:18 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
May 24, 2010

Senior British officials, including new Foreign Secretary William Hague, arrived in Afghanistan Saturday with a warning that Britain wants to withdraw its troops as soon as possible.

Hague, Defense Secretary Liam Fox and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell are set to meet President Hamid Karzai in their first visit to the country since a new coalition government took power in London this month.

Hague described Afghanistan — where around 10,000 British troops are helping fight a Taliban-led insurgency well into its ninth year — as “our most urgent priority” in comments released from London as the party touched down.

In an interview with The Times newspaper before arriving in Kabul, Fox made clear the visit would focus on speeding up the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, and that no new troops would be deployed.

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[1] AFP: http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0523/we-global-policeman-britain-afghanistan/

[2] Image: http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/inemnewwoord.html

[3] Afghanistan withdrawal: no significant pull out, says senior British general: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistan-withdrawal-no-significant-pull-out-says-senior-british-general.html

[4] Gates Foresees ‘Modest’ Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan in July: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-foresees-%e2%80%98modest%e2%80%99-troop-withdrawal-from-afghanistan-in-july.html

[5] Pentagon prepares plans for ‘up to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan’ after 2014: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-prepares-plans-for-%e2%80%98up-to-9000-troops-in-afghanistan%e2%80%99-after-2014.html

[6] No Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-troop-withdrawal-in-afghanistan.html

[7] UK’s plans for Afghanistan’s dissolution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uks-plans-for-afghanistans-dissolution.html

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